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Social Group: for Kids with Autism



Social Group for Kids with Autismpurpose

The purpose of the social group is to offer the opportunity for children and pre-teens with autism between the ages of 9-12 to get together and have a good time in a safe and supportive environment.  The events change each month to offer a range of fun, age appropriate activities for participants to experience with their peers.

PROGRAM STructure

Events are planned once per month.  Please check this website and/or the newsletter for this month’s event. Participants are supported by a Program Coordinator, four Support Workers and Volunteers. 
Past events have included: Art/music classes, snow tubing, Lego party, circus school, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Vancouver Aquarium, Playland, riding trains, rock climbing, laser tag and more!

SUPPORTS PROVIDED

At Canucks Autism Network, we strive to meet the needs of each participant through parent and participant collaboration.  Our staff receive training on a variety of support strategies for individuals with ASD.  Please do not hesitate to speak with our staff about strategies that should be implemented (e.g., visual schedules, first-then boards, token systems, social stories, etc.) and contact the Program Coordinator, darcie@canucksautism.ca, with any questions or  concerns.

PROGRAM CRITERIA

PLEASE NOTE:  This program is for participants to attend independently. As our social programs are designed to encourage social interaction between peers, parents are asked to drop-off their children and return at the scheduled pick-up time. If your family would like to enjoy events together, please visit our Family Events page

FEBRUARY EVENT: Rock climbing
WHEN:   Saturday, February 18, 2:00pm-4:00pm
WHERE:  Climb Base5, 98 Brigantine Drive, Coquitlam
WHAT:    Enjoy an afternoon of rock climbing!
WHO:     Children and pre-teens, 9-12 yrs
For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
Online registration for this program is now closed.

MARCH EVENT: CIRCUS SCHOOL
WHEN:   Saturday, March 4, 2:30pm-4:00pm
WHERE:  Vancouver Circus School, 212-810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster, BC
WHAT:    Try circus-like activities such as juggling and trampolining!
WHO:     Children and pre-teens, 9-12 yrs
For more information, please contact Darcie Domes, Program Coordinator, at darcie@canucksautism.ca. 
Online registration for this program will open on Monday, February 13 at noon, and will close on Friday, February 17, at noon.